Taught course

Gender Studies

University of Leeds · School of Sociology and Social Policy

Entry requirements

A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) or equivalent in a social science, or related subject.

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Months of entry


Course content

On this interdisciplinary course you’ll explore gender relations in the past, present and future, centring marginalised perspectives. We take a transnational view, engaging with decoloniality to tackle some of the most pressing social issues of our modern lives.

You’ll gain a thorough intellectual grounding in feminist scholarship, including both the foundational and canonical texts to which contemporary feminist scholarship owes its legacy, alongside current debates and developments. We are dedicated to privileging transnational, indigenous and marginalised feminist knowledge, disrupting the narrative of dominant Western perspectives that have frequently come to define feminist scholarship..

Supported by our Centre for Interdisciplinary Gender Studies, and drawing on teaching expertise from around the University, you’ll be able to explore approaches from across a range of academic disciplines. You’ll learn the principles of conducting research on gender and examine issues that both shape and are shaped by gender relations, such as family roles, reproductive technologies, citizenship, sexuality and culture.

You’ll take core modules in gender theory and research to develop your foundation of knowledge, and you’ll build on this by choosing from a range of optional modules on topics such as gendered embodiment, gender and media, racism, decoloniality and migration, and religion and sexuality. This is an exciting time to study gender, and our course will give you a thorough insight into this vital and fascinating field.

Information for international students

Our English language requirements are IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in any component. For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

School of Sociology and Social Policy